David Reynolds named deputy commissioner of BISHCA

first_imgDavid Reynolds, Senior Policy Advisor for Health to United States Senator Bernie Sanders, will join BISHCA as Deputy Commissioner of Health Care Administration.  The Health Care Administration oversees hospital budget review and the certificate of need process, maintains health care data bases, oversees quality reporting by hospitals and health insurers and supervises external claim reviews.  HCA is also responsible for liaison between BISHCA and the Green Mountain Care Board.  Reynolds will begin work at BISHCA in early December. ‘David Reynolds brings a rare combination of policy knowledge and on the ground experience in the delivery of health care to our work implementing health care reform in Vermont,’ said BISHCA Commissioner Steve Kimbell.  ‘I am very glad to have him join our team at BISHCA,’ he continued. David Reynolds holds a doctorate in Health Policy from the University of Michigan and brings to his new position extensive career experience in health care programs and policy and in federal and local government.  He is a resident of St. Johnsbury. BISHCA 11.8.2011last_img read more

Hoosiers defeat Road Stars in game 1 of Roseau Valley Basketball League finals

first_img Share Tweet Sharing is caring! 21 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Share NewsSports Hoosiers defeat Road Stars in game 1 of Roseau Valley Basketball League finals by: – April 30, 2012 On Saturday 28th, the Upper Village Hoosiers defeated the Elvis Welding Services Road Stars, by the final score of 77-64 pts., in game 1, of the best-of-5 series final. The teams, both originating from the village of Trafalgar, but consisting of outside players, qualified for the finals after successfully beating their opponents, 2-1 in difficult semi-final games, the previous week. The Hoosiers overcame the Fond Canie Rebels, while the Road Stars got the better of the Lily Valley Sharks. During the regular season, the teams had not played against each other, so no one knew what to expect. On paper, the two could be considered the strongest, as they both qualified as the top teams from their respective zones. Both teams had their full squads available. With hundreds of supporters on hand, the game would not disappoint. Referees were Mr. Jeffery Murdock, Kent Daniel & Charles Hodge, all from Trafalgar. The 1st quarter opened and closed very slowly. Maybe even the slowest of the entire season. Only 23 pts., was scored; 12 and 11 for the Hoosiers and Road Stars respectively. Points seemed difficult to come by. Defence was certainly on top in the early going. The 2nd quarter, as well, was practically the same as the 1st as both teams were very cautious, as no one wanted to lose the opening game. There were many lead changes and ties, as the clock ticked on. With the final minute and a half to be played, the Road Stars had a bit of a push, and closed off the half with a 6 point lead, 30-24. It was a cool, calm and collective 1st half, for both teams, with the major highlight, being a posturizing dunk by Julian Isles over Ramal Carbon which certainly deserved to be on the front page of any magazine. Other than that, some may have considered it a boring 1st half, seeing this was a final. But little did they know you always save the best for last. After the interval, the fans got into it, as always. There were buckets, galvanize and drums being beaten as well as the constant blowing of whistles, horns and conch shells. Certainly felt like it was the world cup of 2010 in South Africa with the Vuvuzelas. This was definitely what was needed to get the game spiced up, and ultimately, it did. The 3rd quarter open, with the Hoosiers erasing the 6 point half point deficit, and additionally going up by 3. The Road Stars did not let this get to them as they themselves worked hard. The game was tight all through this quarter. Baskets were traded on both ends, with endless ties, & as expected, both teams locked at 48 points apiece at the end of the quarter. The excitement had kicked in by now, after the so called, boring 1st half. Same style of play from both teams continued into the 4th & final quarter. Every basket was now being cheered and shouts of defence, defence, defence were the chants being shouted from the fans of both teams. To add to the excitement, after getting posturized in the 1st half, Ramal Carbon had some spectacular dunks to make amends for what he had received. Had the feeling of a dunk contest that he would have won, hands down. Isles, as well, threw down 2 or 3 nasty ones. After being tight all through, the game changed with about 4 minutes to go, when the Hosiers took a 7 point lead and never looked back & eventually closed off with the 13 point lead. A wonderful opening game, with much more expected from both teams in the rest of the series.Top performers for Hoosiers were; Joseph “Boone” Jno. Baptiste – 25 pts, 5 reb, 7 asts, Royce Caesar – 20 pts, 6 asts, Ramal Carbon – 16 pts, 9 reb, 3 blks and Edgar George – 10 pts, 2 reb, 4 asts.Top performers for Road Stars were; Fitzgerald Daniel – 22 pts, 8 asts, Javeed Joseph – 18 pts, 5 reb, Julian Isles – 13 pts, 7 reb, 2 blks and Partick La Fonce – 9 pts, 5 rebGame 2- Tuesday 1st – 7:45 p.m.Game 3 – Thursday 3rd – 7:45 p.m. By: Edgar Georgelast_img read more